Racing to the goal of becoming 'Zero Waste Cities' by 2040, several major US cities have adopted innovative techniques to combat waste generated there with multiple community benefits
21 startups from Microsoft Ventures Portfolio showcased simple smart city apps and solutions, which are not only easy to implement but also low-cost at the 'Smart City Startups Conclave' organised by Microsoft in association with the Telangana government.
The global networking giant to bear nearly 50 per cent of the project cost in the form of materials and expertise, and will work in association with e-Centric Solutions, a group company of Paradigm IT to implement its smart city conept on the busy MG Road.
US IT giants hail Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' and other IT related initiatives, Qualcomm sets aside $ 150 million investment for startups, Microsoft offers to provide low-cost broadband to 500,000 Indian villages, while Cisco calls for removing hrudles in doing business.
The US-based networking major may propose to offer mobile application or net-based signboards to ease transport in the city
The Lucknow police issues 500 electronic challans following the installation of Smart Surveillance 2.0 by Mahindra Defence, in record time, to enhance safety & security of citizens. Find out how the city, in Uttar Pradesh which tops the lists of crimes and violations, embarked on this journey.
From Rs 70 lakh to Rs 2 crore consulting firms from the government's empanelled list are looking out-bid the other to be selected for preparing the city plans in race for the Top 20 cities at the end of Round 1. Read to find the price paid to some of the hired consulting firms.
US assistant secretary of state for south and central Asia affairs, Nisha Biswal, had affirmed deep interest of US companies in making investments in Haryana, and initiated bilateral trade opportunities.
Though the 'Smart Cities' initiatives around the globe are great case studies, each city has unique characteristics and problems and should focus on finding contextual local solutions.
Cities that have a perfect socioeconomic set-up with an integrated technological base have become the need of the hour owing to rapid pace of urbanisation. As India looks to develop 100 smart cities, the big question remains if it will be able to create efficient, liveable and sustainable living centres and also smarten the existing cities.